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The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library

The Thomas Pennant Barton Collection is acknowledged as one of the largest and most comprehensive collections in a public institution focusing on the writings of William Shakespeare and his contemporaries. The collection was the first in the United States to include the first four folios of the collected works of William Shakespeare, as well as some 45 early quarto editions of individual plays, many published during Shakespeare’s lifetime. As the preeminent Shakespeare collection from 19th-centu...



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The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Boston Public Library. Barton Collection; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869; Hubbard, James Mascarene, 1836-1932; Carret, José Francisco, 1834-1897; Knapp, Arthur Mason, 1839-1898
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Topic: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
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by Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, ca. 4 B.C.-65 A.D; Heywood, Jasper, 1535-1598; Studley, John, 1545?-1590?; Newton, Thomas, 1542?-1607; Neville, Alexander, 1544-1614; T. N. (Thomas Nuce), d. 1617; Boston Public Library. Thomas Pennant Barton Collection of Shakespeare
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"The epistle dedicatory" signed: Thomas Newton
Topics: Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, ca. 4 B.C.-65 A.D, Octavia, consort of Nero, Emperor of Rome, ca. 42-62,...
Imprint from colophon, date from title page.
Topics: Witchcraft, Magic, Demonology
Vol 1 has half title, preface and indices of places and persons visited prior to frontispiece and title page
Topics: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603, Processions, Visits of state, Monarchy
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Hemige, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627 editor; Blount, Edward, active 1588 - 1632, bookseller; Smethwicke, John, -1641, bookseller; Aspley, William, -1640, Bookseller; Jaggard William, 1569-1623, printer; Jaggard, Isaac, -1627, printer; Droeshout, Martin, 1601 -, engraver; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Holland, Hugh, -1633; Rodd, Thomas, 1796-1849, former owner; Lewis, Charles, 1786 - 1836, binder; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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This, the first edition of the collected plays of William Shakespeare, is commonly known as the First Folio. Printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount, the First Folio contains 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, including Macbeth, The Tempest, and Julius Caesar. Before the First Folio, a number of Shakespeare's plays had been published in various smaller formats that frequently contained significant textual divergences between editions.
Vol 1 has half title, preface and indices of places and persons visited prior to frontispiece and title page
Topics: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603, Processions, Visits of state, Monarchy
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, editor; Fairholt, F. W. (Frederick William), 1814-1866, illustrator; Horsfall, Francis, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Adlard, James Evan, printer; C. and J. Adlard, printer
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Issued in a limited edition of 150 copies
Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616,...
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by Haughton, William, d. 1605; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Vols. 3-4 (called also pt. 1-2 of v. 3) paged continuously
Topics: James I, King of England, 1566-1625, Pageants
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by Wolfe, Reyner, -1573; Harrison, William, 1534-1593; Stanyhurst, Richard, 1547-1618; Bynneman, Henry, -1583, printer; Harrison, John, -1617, bookseller; Higgs, William Simonds, former owner; Rodd, Thomas, 1796-1849, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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This, the first edition of a work commonly known as Holinshed's Chronicles, was issued under four variant imprints, each bearing the name of a different bookseller (J. Harrison, L. Harrison, J. Hunne, G. Bishop). According to Pforzheimer, "many copies have been made-up by later owners who combined parts having different imprints." The copy described herein is one such example, with part 1 bearing the imprint of John Harrison, and parts 2 (The historie of Ireland) and 3 (The chronicles...
Vols. 3-4 (called also pt. 1-2 of v. 3) paged continuously
Topics: James I, King of England, 1566-1625, Pageants
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Holinshed, Raphael, -1580?; Stanyhurst, Richard, 1547-1618; Harrison, William, 1534-1593; Fleming, Abraham, 1552?-1607; Stow, John, 1525?-1605; Thynne, Francis, 1545?-1608; Hooker, John, 1526?-1601; Boece, Hector, 1465?-1536. Historia Gentis Scotorum; Giraldus, Cambrensis, 1146?-1223? Expugnatio Hibernica; Denham, Henry, -1589?, printer; Harrison, John, -1617, bookseller; Bishop, George, -1611, bookseller; Newbery, Ralph, -1604, bookseller; Woodcock, Thomas, -1594, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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The edition statement follows the statement of responsibility on the title page of vol. 1
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by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Bradock, Richard, active 1581-1615, printer; Fisher, Thomas, active 1600-1602, bookseller; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Mostly in verse
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D; Sandys, George, 1578-1644, translator; Cleyn, Franz, 1590?-1658, artist; Savery, Salomon, 1594-1665, engraver; Virgil. Aeneis. Liber 1. English; Lichfield, John, active 1605-1635, printer; Stansby, William, active 1597-1638, printer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB (RL); Dallaway, James, 1763-1834, former owner. MB (RL); Cutter, Abram Edmands, 1822- former owner. MB (RL)
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Additional place of imprint and printer from ESTC
Topic: Metamorphosis
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by Wolfe, Reyner, -1573; Harrison, William, 1534-1593; Stanyhurst, Richard, 1547-1618; Bynneman, Henry, -1583, printer; Harrison, John, -1617, bookseller; Higgs, William Simonds, former owner; Rodd, Thomas, 1796-1849, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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This, the first edition of a work commonly known as Holinshed's Chronicles, was issued under four variant imprints, each bearing the name of a different bookseller (J. Harrison, L. Harrison, J. Hunne, G. Bishop). According to Pforzheimer, "many copies have been made-up by later owners who combined parts having different imprints." The copy described herein is one such example, with part 1 bearing the imprint of John Harrison, and parts 2 (The historie of Ireland) and 3 (The chronicles...
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by Olearius, Adam, 1603-1671; Le Cène, Michel-Charles, 1683?-1743, publisher; Wicquefort, Abraham de, 1606-1682, translator; Aa, Pieter van der, 1659-1733, editor; Sartorius, Jakob Christoph, engraver; Witsen, Nicolaas, 1641-1717, engraver; Berthot, libraire, bookseller
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The original Offt begehrte Beschreibung der newen orientalischen Reise ... appeared in 1647, including J.A. von Mandelslo's short account of his voyage in India and Africa (first published in 1645). The voyages of Mandelslo, edited from his papers, were published by Olearius in 1658. The first edition of Wicquefort's translation appeared in Paris, 1656; the 2nd, "augmentée ... d'une 2de partie contenant le voyage de Jean Albert de Mandeslo, Paris 1659, and Leyde, P. van der Aa, 1719, 4...
Topic: Voyages and travels
Vol 1 has half title, preface and indices of places and persons visited prior to frontispiece and title page
Topics: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603, Processions, Visits of state, Monarchy
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Montaigne, Michel de, 1533-1592; Florio, John, 1553?-1625, translator; Simmes, Valentine, active 1585-1622, printer; Blount, Edward, active 1588-1632, bookseller; James I, King of England, 1566-1625, attributed name, former owner; Gordon, Robert, 1580-1656, former owner; Hemenway, Augustus, former owner; Collier, John Payne, 1789-1883, autographer; Matthews, Alfred, binder
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A translation of: Essais
Title page in red and black ink
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by Daborne, Robert, d. 1628; Barrenger, William, d. 1631, bookseller; Okes, Nicholas, printer; English Printing Collection (Library of Congress) DLC; Francis Longe Collection (Library of Congress) DLC; Boston Public Library. Thomas Pennant Barton Collection of Shakespeare
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STC (2nd ed.) identifies the printer as N. Okes
Topics: Ward, John?, fl. 1601-1615, Dansiker
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Boswell, James, 1778-1822, editor; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, author of introduction; Farmer, Richard, 1735-1797, author of introduction; Steevens, George, 1736-1800, author of introduction; Capell, Edward, 1713-1781, author of introduction; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, author of introduction; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction; Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812, author of introduction; Moore, Samuel, fl.1821-1842, binder; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Edited by James Boswell, the younger, to whom Malone left his materials for a new edition (Malone's first edition appeared in 1790 in 10 vols.) "'Boswell's Malone' is generally known as the 'third variorum' edition of Shakespeare". cf. Dict. nat. biog., v. 35, p. 437
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Holinshed, Raphael, -1580?; Stanyhurst, Richard, 1547-1618; Harrison, William, 1534-1593; Fleming, Abraham, 1552?-1607; Stow, John, 1525?-1605; Thynne, Francis, 1545?-1608; Hooker, John, 1526?-1601; Boece, Hector, 1465?-1536. Historia Gentis Scotorum; Giraldus, Cambrensis, 1146?-1223? Expugnatio Hibernica; Denham, Henry, -1589?, printer; Harrison, John, -1617, bookseller; Bishop, George, -1611, bookseller; Newbery, Ralph, -1604, bookseller; Woodcock, Thomas, -1594, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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The edition statement follows the statement of responsibility on the title page of vol. 1
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by Dodsley, Robert, 1703-1764, ed
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Title page vignette in all volumes
Topic: English drama
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Nabbes, Thomas, 1605?-1645?; Nabbes, Thomas, 1605?-1645? aut. A morall maske; Nabbes, Thomas, 1605?-1645? aut. Hannibal and Scipio; Nabbes, Thomas, 1605?-1645? aut. Covent garden; Nabbes, Thomas, 1605?-1645? aut. Springs glorie; Nabbes, Thomas, 1605?-1645? aut. Tottenham Court; Nabbes, Thomas, 1605?-1645? aut. Vnfortunate mother; Nabbes, Thomas, 1605?-1645? aut. Bride; Boston Public Library. Thomas Pennant Barton Collection of Shakespeare
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According to Pforzheimer, this set of Nabbes' works was issued by Nicholas Fussell, who had likely purchased rights to the individual plays, in large part from remainder stock owned by Charles Greene. It is unclear how many of the titles bound together in extant copies were originally issued together by Fussell and how many were added in by later owners. Therefore each title is also cataloged separately. See Pfrozheimer for a more detailed description.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Theobald, Mr. (Lewis), 1688-1744, editor; Way, Benjamin, former owner; Jolley, Thomas, former owner
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Each volume has a volume title page, half-title, and a title page for each play; vol. 1 has a title page for the set and no half title
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by Price, Uvedale, Sir, 1747-1829; Lauder, Thomas Dick, Sir, 1784-1848, contributor
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Engraved title vignette
Topics: Landscape gardening, Aesthetics
General t.p. in v. 1 only; each volume and each play has special t.p
Title page in red and black ink
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Boswell, James, 1778-1822, editor; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, author of introduction; Farmer, Richard, 1735-1797, author of introduction; Steevens, George, 1736-1800, author of introduction; Capell, Edward, 1713-1781, author of introduction; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, author of introduction; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction; Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812, author of introduction; Moore, Samuel, fl.1821-1842, binder; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Edited by James Boswell, the younger, to whom Malone left his materials for a new edition (Malone's first edition appeared in 1790 in 10 vols.) "'Boswell's Malone' is generally known as the 'third variorum' edition of Shakespeare". cf. Dict. nat. biog., v. 35, p. 437
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by Loyer, Pierre le, 1550-1634; Jones, Zachary, translator; James I, King of England, 1566-1625, dedicatee; Catherine de Medicis, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of France, 1519-1589, dedicatee; Simmes, Valentine, active 1585-1622, printer; Lownes, Matthew, -1625, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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A translation by Zachary Jones of: Loyer, Pierre le. Discours des spectres, ou visions et apparitions d'esprits, comme anges, demons, at ames, se monstrans visibles aux hommes
Topics: Apparitions, Demonology, Supernatural, Apparitions, Demonology, Supernatural
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by Wilson, Thomas, 1525?-1581; Erasmus, Desiderius, -1536. Matrimonii encomium. English; Kingston, John, active 1553-approximately 1584, printer; Lilly, Joseph, 1804-1870, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Riviere, Robert, 1808-1882, binder; Terry, Henry, former owner
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Date precedes imprint on title page
Topics: Rhetoric, Oratory
Vols. 3-4 (called also pt. 1-2 of v. 3) paged continuously
Topics: James I, King of England, 1566-1625, Pageants
General t.p. in v. 1 only; each volume and each play has special t.p
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Theobald, Mr. (Lewis), 1688-1744, editor; Way, Benjamin, former owner; Jolley, Thomas, former owner
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Each volume has a volume title page, half-title, and a title page for each play; vol. 1 has a title page for the set and no half title
General t.p. in v. 1 only; each volume and each play has special t.p
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Theobald, Mr. (Lewis), 1688-1744, editor; Way, Benjamin, former owner; Jolley, Thomas, former owner
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Each volume has a volume title page, half-title, and a title page for each play; vol. 1 has a title page for the set and no half title
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by Dodsley, Robert, 1703-1764, ed
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Title page vignette in all volumes
Topic: English drama
"An addition in proese to the second booke of Albions England", Y5r-Z7r; "An epitome of the whole historie of England", Z8r-2C7v
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, editor; Fairholt, F. W. (Frederick William), 1814-1866, illustrator; Horsfall, Francis, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Adlard, James Evan, printer; C. and J. Adlard, printer
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Issued in a limited edition of 150 copies
Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616,...
General t.p. in v. 1 only; each volume and each play has special t.p
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Stansby, William, active 1597-1638, printer; Hole, William, -1624, engraver; Williams, John, former owner. MB; Williams, Mary, former owner. MB; Bracebridge, W., former owner. MB
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The main title page exists in three states, each with a variant imprint. Each play has a separate title page, some with multiple states, and numerous variants exist within the texts. See Greg, as well as Studies in bibliography vol. 40, pages 106-120, vol. 49, pages 149-168, and vol. 50, pages 408-409 for further information
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Theobald, Mr. (Lewis), 1688-1744, editor; Way, Benjamin, former owner; Jolley, Thomas, former owner
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Each volume has a volume title page, half-title, and a title page for each play; vol. 1 has a title page for the set and no half title
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Theobald, Mr. (Lewis), 1688-1744; Tonson, Jacob, d. 1735, bookseller; Clay, Francis, d. 1738, bookseller; Feales, William, bookseller; Wellington, Richard, fl. 1735-1740, bookseller; Arlaud, Benoît, d. 1719, printmaker; Duchange, Gaspard, 1662-1757, engraver; Maise, Sarah, former owner; Murray, J., former owner; A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch (Firm), bookseller
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This is the large paper issue printed in 75 copies, with gutter margin of approximately 1.5 cm. There is also a small paper issue with approximate height of 21 cm and gutter margin of approximately .7 cm. The letterpress of the two issues is identical
Topic: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Cotes, Thomas, -1641, printer; Cotes, Richard, -1653, printer; Allot, Robert, active 1625-1636?, bookseller; Smethwicke, John, -1641, bookseller; Aspley, William, -1640, bookseller; Hawkins, Richard, -1637? bookseller; Meighan, Richard, bookseller; Droeshout, Martin, 1601- engraver; Heminge, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627, editor; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Milton, John, 1608-1674; Holland, Hugh, -1633; Davies, Thomas, 1713-1785, autographer; Freeman, John, autographer; Utterson, Edward Vernon, 1775 or 1776-1856, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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This, the second edition of the collected plays of William Shakespeare, is commonly known as the Second Folio. The so-called First Folio was printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount. It contained 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, including Macbeth, The Tempest, and Julius Caesar. Before the First Folio, a number of Shakespeare's plays had been published in various smaller formats that frequently contained significant textual divergences...
Printer's name from STC
General t.p. in v. 1 only; each volume and each play has special t.p
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, editor; Fairholt, F. W. (Frederick William), 1814-1866, illustrator; Horsfall, Francis, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Adlard, James Evan, printer; C. and J. Adlard, printer
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Issued in a limited edition of 150 copies
Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616,...
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by Dekker, Thomas, ca. 1572-1632; Boston Public Library. Thomas Pennant Barton Collection of Shakespeare
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Signatures: A-K⁴.
Topic: Middleton, Thomas, d. 1627
Signatures: A-H⁴ (A1=blank)
Topic: Cutpurse, Moll, 1584?-1659
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Theobald, Mr. (Lewis), 1688-1744, editor; Way, Benjamin, former owner; Jolley, Thomas, former owner
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Each volume has a volume title page, half-title, and a title page for each play; vol. 1 has a title page for the set and no half title
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Theobald, Mr. (Lewis), 1688-1744; Tonson, Jacob, d. 1735, bookseller; Clay, Francis, d. 1738, bookseller; Feales, William, bookseller; Wellington, Richard, fl. 1735-1740, bookseller; Arlaud, Benoît, d. 1719, printmaker; Duchange, Gaspard, 1662-1757, engraver; Maise, Sarah, former owner; Murray, J., former owner; A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch (Firm), bookseller
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This is the large paper issue printed in 75 copies, with gutter margin of approximately 1.5 cm. There is also a small paper issue with approximate height of 21 cm and gutter margin of approximately .7 cm. The letterpress of the two issues is identical
Topic: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599; Field, Richard, -1624, printer; Ponsonby, William, 1546?-1604, bookseller; Vickery, Willis, 1857-1932, former owner; Collier, Robert J. (Robert Joseph), 1876-1918, former owner; Sutherland, George Granville Leveson-Gower, Duke of, 1758-1833, former owner; White, William Augustus, 1843-1927, former owner; Bedford, Francis, 1799-1883, binder
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Dedication (A1v) identifies Edmund Spenser as the author
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by Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794; Ley, Jacob, former owner; Strahan, William, 1715-1785, publisher; Cadell, T. (Thomas), 1742-1802, publisher
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According to both Norton and to Rothschild, vol. 1 was issued in two states. In this copy the peculiarities of format, printing, and publication ascribed to the first edition, second state of vol. 1 are all present. In particular, leaves X4, a4, and b2 are not cancelled. Vol. 2 of this copy is, however, taken from the second edition. See both bibliographies for further detail on the publication history of the various editions
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by Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Meighan, Richard, bookseller; Walkley, Thomas, -1658?, bookseller; Beale, John, -1643, printer; Dawson, John, -1648? printer; Alsop, Bernard, printer; Fawcett, Thomas, active 1621-1643, printer; Holte, Lister, Sir, 1720-1770, former owner; Bartlett, A.L., former owner
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Continued from title page: "1. Bartholomew Fayre. 2. The staple of newes. 3. The Divell is an asse."
STC
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by Phaedrus; Laurentius, Johannes, active 1667-1677, editor; Janssonius van Waesberghe, Johannes, 1644-1705, bookseller; Vidua Elizei Weyerstraet, bookseller; Hagens, Christopher, active 1664, engraver
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With added illustrated engraved t.p. signed "Chr: Hagens sculp."
Topics: Fables, Fables, Latin, Fables, Greek
Title page in red and black ink
By Christopher Marlowe.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, editor; Fairholt, F. W. (Frederick William), 1814-1866, illustrator; Horsfall, Francis, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Adlard, James Evan, printer; C. and J. Adlard, printer
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Issued in a limited edition of 150 copies
Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616,...
Printers' names from STC.
Topic: Henry VIII, King of England, 1491-1547
General t.p. in v. 1 only; each volume and each play has special t.p
Vols. 3-4 (called also pt. 1-2 of v. 3) paged continuously
Topics: James I, King of England, 1566-1625, Pageants
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, editor; Fairholt, F. W. (Frederick William), 1814-1866, illustrator; Horsfall, Francis, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Adlard, James Evan, printer; C. and J. Adlard, printer
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Issued in a limited edition of 150 copies
Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616,...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Boswell, James, 1778-1822, editor; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, author of introduction; Farmer, Richard, 1735-1797, author of introduction; Steevens, George, 1736-1800, author of introduction; Capell, Edward, 1713-1781, author of introduction; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, author of introduction; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction; Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812, author of introduction; Moore, Samuel, fl.1821-1842, binder; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Edited by James Boswell, the younger, to whom Malone left his materials for a new edition (Malone's first edition appeared in 1790 in 10 vols.) "'Boswell's Malone' is generally known as the 'third variorum' edition of Shakespeare". cf. Dict. nat. biog., v. 35, p. 437
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Theobald, Mr. (Lewis), 1688-1744; Tonson, Jacob, d. 1735, bookseller; Clay, Francis, d. 1738, bookseller; Feales, William, bookseller; Wellington, Richard, fl. 1735-1740, bookseller; Arlaud, Benoît, d. 1719, printmaker; Duchange, Gaspard, 1662-1757, engraver; Maise, Sarah, former owner; Murray, J., former owner; A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch (Firm), bookseller
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This is the large paper issue printed in 75 copies, with gutter margin of approximately 1.5 cm. There is also a small paper issue with approximate height of 21 cm and gutter margin of approximately .7 cm. The letterpress of the two issues is identical
Topic: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Printer's name from STC.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Dodsley, Robert, 1703-1764, ed
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Topic: English drama
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Cotes, Thomas, -1641, printer; Allot, Robert, active 1625-1636?, bookseller; Smethwicke, John, -1641, bookseller; Aspley, William, -1640, bookseller; Hawkins, Richard, -1637?, bookseller; Meighan, Richard, bookseller; Droeshout, Martin, 1601- engraver; Heminge, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627, editor; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Milton, John, 1608-1674; Holland, Hugh, -1633; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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This, the second edition of the collected plays of William Shakespeare, is commonly known as "the second folio." The so-called "first folio" was printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount. It contained 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, including Macbeth, The tempest, and Julius Caesar. Before the first folio, a number of Shakespeare's plays had been published in various smaller formats that were often edited poorly, with...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Dodsley, Robert, 1703-1764, ed
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The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Massinger, Philip, 1583-1640; Alsop, Bernard, printer; Fawcett, Thomas, fl. 1621-1643, printer; Allot, Robert, fl. 1625-1636?; Boston Public Library. Thomas Pennant Barton Collection of Shakespeare
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Printers' names from STC.
Topic: Domitian, Emperor of Rome, 51-96
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599; Creede, Thomas, d. 1619?, printer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Ponsonby, William, 1546?-1604, bookseller; Thomas Pennant Barton Collection (Boston Public Library) MB (BRL)
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Colophon: London. Printed by T.C. for William Ponsonbie. 1595
Topic: Sidney, Philip, Sir, 1554-1586
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Theobald, Mr. (Lewis), 1688-1744, editor; Way, Benjamin, former owner; Jolley, Thomas, former owner
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Each volume has a volume title page, half-title, and a title page for each play; vol. 1 has a title page for the set and no half title
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Dodsley, Robert, 1703-1764, ed
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The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Marston, John, 1575?-1634; Matthewes, Augustine, printer; Sheares, William, -1662, publisher; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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"Viz. 1. Antonio and Mellida. 2. Antonio's revenge. 3. The tragedie of Sophonisba. 4. What you will. 5. The fawne. 6. The Dutch courtezan."--Title page
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by Dodsley, Robert, 1703-1764, ed
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